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Ft. Benning to host Spartan Ranger Challenge in April

(Source: Spartan Race's Facebook page) (Source: Spartan Race's Facebook page)

Fort Benning MWR will host the Reebok Spartan Ranger Challenge on Saturday, April 16.

The Spartan is a challenging, 3 to 5-mile cross-country race that includes a muddy obstacle course, with barbed-wire crawls, rope climbs, spear throws and more, with more than 20 obstacles in all!

This race is open to the public and suitable for athletes of all levels, from beginner level to elite competitors.

The Fort Benning Spartan Ranger Challenge is the first Spartan race built with the help of the U. S. Army Airborne and Ranger Training Battalion.

This event will include a Varsity Spartan Kids Epic Mile for ages 9-13 and a Jr. Spartan Kids Half Mile for ages 4-8.

The cost of participation ranges from $79-$89 with a 20 percent discount when you use the promo code BENNING at this link.

Kids races are only $28. Active duty military, veterans and first responders will receive a 25 percent discount when they register online at GOVX.

The race will take place on Dekkar Strip on 101st Airborne Division Road adjacent to Fryar Drop Zone. You will not be required to pass through a gate or check point if you access the post from Alabama Highway 165.

Parking is free, and admission for spectators is $20.

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